Day 247- You gotta be kidding me!
I am two thirds through the second year of my blog. I just cannot believe that this is going to be my THIRD post about cars falling apart on vacation. The first time was June 2011, when we broke down outside of Twin Falls Idaho and had to be towed to the Subaru dealer. The second time was in February, when we had the mishap with the rental car in Kansas- and Lonnie had to put it back together with duct tape.
Today we left Benicia and began the long drive through Nevada. There isn’t much scenery in this part of the state, so we passed the time listening to an audiobook (Jonathan Franzen’s Freedom). Somewhere after Winnemucca and before Battle Mountain, the Subaru started chugging and lurching. We stopped and got gas in Battle Mountain, and then bravely (and in denial) continued our drive- and all seemed better. But then, as we started up a grade halfway between Battle Mountain and Elko, it started again- but WORSE. Long story short, we ended up getting a 200 mile tow to the same Subaru dealership we were towed to a year ago in Twin Falls, Idaho. The car is sitting in their parking lot, and we took a taxi to the Shiloh Inn.
To be continued tomorrow. . .